noun: One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3rd century, and believed in abstinence towards meat and sex.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
Similarly, some very health-minded people will do the healthy thing and remain abstinent until marriage, then remain faithful to their spouses.
Encouraging teens to be abstinent is a worthy (if impossible) goal, but not at the expense of leaving them unprepared to practice safe sex.
Cognitive performance in long-term abstinent alcoholic individuals.
Presumably the abstinent are the best judges of the ratedness of abstinence, over or not.
We don't want leaders who are willing to slap the public's desire -- support for comprehensive programs -- in the face, selling out to programs that will fund efforts to make us "pure" and "abstinent" -- and ultimately worse off -- until the age of 29!